- Series: Columbia History of Urban Life
- Paperback: 422 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press; Reprint edition (April 15, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0231062974
- ISBN-13: 978-0231062978
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,246,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A History of Housing in New York City Reprint Edition
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Housing, historically one of most perplexing problems, turns out to be a fascinating perspective from which to assess our incomparable city. Professor Plunz provides an erudite, revealing, and relentlessly engaging portrait of a great urban place and its people.
Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis", New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. Plunz traces New York's housing development from 1850 to the present, exploring the housing of all classes, discussing the development of types ranging from the single-family house to the high-rise apartment tower.